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DIIV reveal new Is The Is Are cut "Mire (Grant's Song)"

23 November 2015, 14:31 | Written by Laurence Day

DIIV have unshackled a new track from upcoming second record Is The Is Are called "Mire (Grant's Song)".

It follows "Dopamine" and "Bent (Roi's Song)" in teasing the follow up to 2012's Oshin.

The track arrives accompanied by a lengthy blog post by frontman Zachary Cole Smith. Here's an excerpt:

"...this song was one I really felt connected with the crowds on this past South American tour, in a real, visceral way. but also this is a song which i feel like should help put a lot of what we take from the album and put online before its release in context. it’s so easy to put ‘pop single’ out there, because that’s I guess what people want to hear? and this isn’t really a ‘single’ or anything like that, but i really feel like this song will help make the album make more sense, partially bc it makes more plain the darkness and heaviness that defines a bulk of the album, whether its musical, lyrical, or in some less tangible way relating to events or moments in my life around the album’s genesis. because i guess it kind of hurts me to read over and over reviews of our songs where everything is called ‘reverby, beachy, summery, happy, etc’, where the listener/reviewer can barely listen past our specific sonic palette and hear the actual SONG that is making use of that palette… in short, i feel like this song represents a really important aspect of this album, and to only represent the ‘pop single’ side of it wouldn’t be fair to the album itself."

Is The Is Are is out via Captured Tracks on 5 February.

Listen to "Mire (Grant's Song)" below.

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